The birth place of a great American songwriter needs sprucing up.

FOX's Kerin McCue reports: 

The home of the man who wrote this song and dozens of other American standards in the early 20th century is in need of a fix-up.

The house that Cole Porter was born into in Peru, Indiana, attracts only about 10 visitors per month. The folks behind the renovation project that began in 2004 hope to change that.

They want to turn it into a three room inn and museum dedicated to the life of the man who wrote such classics as 'Night and Day' and 'Begin the Beguine'.

An on-line fundraising campaign was launched in March. Organizers are hoping to raise $12,000 in phase one for a new paint job. Cole Porter died in 1964.

Kerin McCue, FOX News.